Wim Blom’s work is precise, of a timeless quality.  He adopts an intensely realistic approach to painting still lifes and images of uninhabited interiors, exploring the intrigue of spaces.  He received his Fine Arts degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and did post-graduate work at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and at the University of Perugia, Italy.

Blom taught at the University of the Witwatersrand and at the Johannesburg School of Art.  After emigrating to Canada, he was a curator at the National Gallery of Canada.  After leaving the museum world, Blom gave his full attention to his painting.  He has exhibited internationally.  His work is represented in public collections, such as the National Gallery of Canada and the South African National Gallery, in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the U.S.A.  Wim Blom lives and works on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.  With this exhibition he celebrates his 89th year.

 

Wim Blom’s CV

 

Wim Blom Carapace

Carapace  2006
Egg tempera on paper  40 x 46cm (15.75″ x 18″)
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Wim Blom Sheep Bell (Spain)

Sheep bell (Spain)  2012
Egg tempera on paper  31 x 37cm (12.25″ x 14.5″)
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Wim Blom Blue and Red Still life 18x26

Lamp and plate  2014
Oil on canvas  45.7 x 66 cm (18″ x 26″)
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Wim Blom Shelf with Spanish bowl

Shelf with Spanish dish  2014
Oil on panel  45.7 x 61cm (18″ x 24″)
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Wim Blom Lock

Lock  2014
Oil on canvas  30.5 x 40.7cm (12″ x 16″)
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Wim Blom The Dusty Bottle

The dusty bottle  2014
Oil on canvas  55.9 x 50.8cm (22″ x 20″)
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Wim Blom Closed cupboard

Closed cupboard  2015
Oil on canvas  56 x 56cm (22″ x 22″)
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Wim Blom Shelf with bowl

Shelf with bowl  2015
Oil on canvas  66 x 66cm (26″ x 26″)
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Wim Blom Still life below and open window

Still life below an open window  2015
Oil on panel  71 x 61cm (28″ x 24″)
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Wim Blom Shelf with a ribbon

Shelf with a ribbon  2016
Oil on canvas  45.7 x 66cm (18″ x 26″)
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Wim Blom Still life with a striped box

Still Life with a striped box  2016
Oil on panel  50.8 x 61cm (20″ x 24″)
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Wim Blom The Dusty Bottle 20x24

The Dusty Bottle  2014
Oil on panel  51.4 x 61.6cm (20″ x 24″)
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